Fwd: FOSS4G SotM Oceania 2019 Travel Grant Program is now live!
Hi all, if you (or someone you know) live in Oceania and require financial assistance to attend FOSS4G SotM Oceania 2019 in Wellington in November, please check out the Travel Grant Program, details below. Please feel free to forward to your networks.
Also, if you or your organisation wish to contribute to this important initiative, please get in touch at [hidden email]. The program is built on financial support from OSGeo and conference sponsors and attendees, and 100% of your contribution will go directly to assisting people from around our region to attend.
---------- Forwarded message --------- From: OSGeo Oceania<[hidden email]> Date: Fri, 31 May 2019 at 01:27 Subject: FOSS4G SotM Oceania 2019 Travel Grant Program is now live! To: <[hidden email]>
Travel Grant Program is now live!
The FOSS4G SotM Oceania 2019 organising committee are pleased to announce we are now accepting applications for the Travel Grant Program. Please read on for more details about who is eligible, what grant tiers you can apply for, where to submit your application, and who to contact if you need assistance with the process. All applications must be received by midnight 30th June 2019 (NZ Standard Time).
Who should apply:
The aim of the program is to increase the accessibility of this conference to community members who are:
People from the Oceania region, who wouldn't be able to attend without funding assistance
People from under-represented communities, such as:
Residents of remote communities
Women and minority genders
Community development workers or students who don’t have workplace or government funding
People who have “skin in the game”:
People who will make use of what they learn to make a positive impact to themselves and their communities.
People who contribute to open communities, such as contributing to OpenStreetMap, or open source software.
People willing to volunteer or present a talk at the conference.
What you can apply for:
Successful applicants will be provided with free registration to the conference and workshop sessions, plus financial assistance to help cover eligible travel costs. We will issue grants in the following tiers:
Tier 1: free conference & workshop registration, plus up to NZD $2000
Tier 2: free conference & workshop registration, plus up to NZD $1000
Tier 3: free conference & workshop registration only
If you need more guidance about submitting a successful application, or find the disbursement process will be difficult for you, please email us at [hidden email] and we will do our best to assist and accommodate you.
The Travel Grant Program is funded through FOSS4G SotM Oceania, the OSGeo Foundation, proceeds from our generous sponsors, and contributions from organisations and individuals. The number of grants available is dependent on this funding and the number of applications we receive.